GearJunkie Week In Review

GJ Week In Review: Surfer Memorial, Creative Camping, Ford Bronco

A recap of top stories for the week of July 9 – 15, 2017.

GearJunkie Week In Review

1) In The Spotlight: Boa Brand Profile

Click. Twist. Tighten. The simple concept of a better way to lace athletic gear launched the brand Boa 16 years ago.

2) Camping Nightmare: Teen Wakes To Bear Chewing His Head

‘The crunching noise, I guess, was the teeth scraping against the skull as it dug in,’

3) Caught On Camera: School Dean Hits Cyclist, Speeds Away

Marshall Grant Neely III was the dean of students at one of the country’s top merit-scholar institutions. Video footage suggests he’s also a very angry driver.

cyclist in hit and run by dean of students

4) Thousands ‘Paddle Out’ To Honor Wetsuit Magnate

Thousands of surfers around the globe paddled out Sunday to honor surf industry titan Jack O’Neill.

5) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price: That’s our goal each Monday. Check out the bargains from Merrell, Arc’teryx, BIGiDESIGN and save on gear for your next adventure.

6) Plywood Two-Seater Bike Assembles Like IKEA Furniture

Bike grease? Check. Chain lube? Check. Lacquer? Oh yeah!

7) Creative Camping: Where To Sleep When There’s Not A Site

We’ve learned some handy tricks to finding a place to camp in rural or urban areas while biking across the country.

Packing It Out Sierra Designs Tent

8) Watch: Ski Trailer With ‘300% More Sand’

When it comes to ski film trailers, it’s usually more of the same. This one from Matchsticks Productions stands out.

9) Turn A Dial, Tighten These Asics Trail Running Shoes

Boa Technology’s twist-to-tighten lacing system, a grippy sole, and sock-like liner set the Asics FujiRado apart.

10) United Shoes Of America: Artful Kicks Reflect Each State

From sleek to stylish to outright silly, these one-off Adidas UltraBOOST X shoe designs seek to capture each state’s unique character.

11) Cleanup By Canoe: 300 Miles, 1,000 Pounds Of Litter

With 300 miles paddled of a 1,200-mile journey, a team of canoe paddlers have already collected 1,000 pounds of trash along a rural Minnesota waterway.

12) 10 Tips To Improve Your Outdoor Photography

Zoom with your feet, ditch your buddy, delete the sky—the keys to taking great pictures may sound strange, but they can save you from dumping money into expensive gear you don’t need.

13) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Black Diamond, Buff, The North Face, Patagonia, Granite Gear, and Cabelas.

14) Fantasy Becomes Reality In Planned Turkish Park

Wide open meadows, miles of paved walkways and dirt trails, hidden sculpture gardens—even a house made of water, Istanbul’s Parkorman green space aims to draw urbanites progressively deeper into the woods.

15) Excerpt: Outdoors Cookbook For Dirtbags To Glampers

Think ‘Nutella Crepes for Peak Baggers Who Can’t Make Crepes’ sounds yummy? Brandon Leonard and Anna Brones offer goofy and practical recipes in the outdoors cookbook, Best Served Wild.

16) Eric Lagerstrom Wants To Make Triathlons Fun Again

Could this be the most awesome triathlon ever designed? Eric Lagerstrom packs as much action he can in this creative triathlon performed on the summer solstice.

Red Bull Triathlon

17) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

18) Climb (In) A Skyscraper: London’s 25th-Floor Glass Climbing Wall

A new climbing wall built high inside a skyscraper is not for the feint of heart. Behind the holds is clear glass and a soaring view high above London.

19) Climbing Video Series: The World’s Most Classic Boulders

First ascensionists and climbing legends take center stage as they give first-hand accounts of iconic boulder problems around the world.

20) Refinement Embodied: Spyderco Chaparral Review

A unique handle material, super thin grind, and great steel combine to make the Spyderco Chaparral one of the best EDC knives on the market, and it can be found at a reasonable price.

21) 4-Door Bronco: Fan Renderings Offer Peek At Off-Road Favorite

In anticipation of the relaunch of one of America’s most iconic 4×4 trucks, one fansite dedicated to the sixth-generation Ford Bronco released stunning renderings based on ‘insider sources.’